no more romantic plan
i've put up and done my best
don't want to lead the blind to scenic landscapes on my chest
i'm leaving you here to rest
no i don't want to pull your weight forever
no more pretending that we'll be together
i'm empty handed when i carried you so long
don't get in
i'm saying i told you so
i'm saying i should have known
i've got enough weight to pull without your fingers on my plate
i'm so glad i let you go
no i don't want to pull your weight forever
no more pretending that we'll be together
i'm empty handed when i carried you so long
don't get in
hating and waiting, frustrating, debating
and feeding and taking and building and breaking
needing and needing till life was receding
and sinking in puddles of tears from you
hating and waiting, debating
and feeding and taking
and building and breaking
completing
and needing and needing
and needing and needing
i'm leaving
there's nothing that you can do.
(you won't have time to pretend that it never was)
no i don't want to pull your weight
no more pretending that we'll be together
i carried you



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Empty Handed song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone that he loved (obviously) that kept weighing him down and was too draining on him. He finally sees he's better off without that person and feels better without them. Compared to the weight she was to him, he's now "empty handed." Great song..great great song.
    incubusownsall12on March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's the best you can come up with, aeriedreams? Ah, better to ignore your comment.

    incubusownsall12 nailed the song's meaning.... well, at least, that's how I see it also. But I don't know... I think he was "empty handed" when he carried her weight, but did not find its importance. He struggled with the decision of letting it go, until he was finally able to.
    Definitely a great song that should make Ben Kenney more famous than he is right now.
    beefcosmonauton November 22, 2011   Link
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    aeriedreamson January 27, 2011   Link

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